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Why are more youngsters taking to intoxication?

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I'd like to know the truth about the increase in alcohol usage and addiction in my generation, younger generation. Very young kids, kids in school are starting to use substances, and as a safe haven, as an escape for them. And that feels very scary and dangerous. I want to know why you think kids are using this and I want to know what you think is the best way, most organic way...

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... to get people out of it. Namaskaram Nag. I like your name. Cobras have always been very dear to me. And, if you do not know this, cobra venom also is an intoxicant if it's used in a certain way. Why the need for intoxication is going up in the society. There are many reasons. One basic thing is, people are no more fighting for survival. A large segment of society has moved out of survival. When people move out of survival, they must find other areas of interest and passionate involvement. If that doesn't happen, the need for pleasure and the need for intoxication will naturally go up in that given society. This is why it's very important that even if the parents are affluent, the children should not know affluence till they come to a certain age. In this culture, even the kings send their children to gurukula, where they studied with other children. Where everybody lived with very basic needs. Because the necessary sense of discipline and involvement and engagement with life has to happen before wealth comes into somebody's life. Otherwise, wealth will become a burden that you carry on your head. And this is what is happening to this generation. And one more reason is, because these days both the parents are working largely, at an early age the needed attention, that the child needs, is not happening to the child. So naturally various deviances are taken to. And, there is not enough physical activity. When you don't enjoy the fitness of your body, then the only other thing that you will enjoy is intoxication. If you do not enjoy the vibrance and vitality of your system, then intoxication becomes the only way. And, now drugs are not only intoxication, they'll also make them feel vibrant for a few hours. So, massively the generation is moving in that way. And one more significant reason why this generation is moving towards these drugs is, in their minds the heavens that were promised are collapsing. Maybe still they're not able to articulate it very clearly. They don't have the clarity or the courage to say it. But, for a long time we have managed people, saying that if you abstain from all these things, in heaven all of this will be available in huge quantities. Now heavens are collapsing so they're trying to drink it up right here. So like this there are many aspects. Fundamentally, there is no need for an individual human being to physically strive for his survival. That itself makes the need for intoxication more.

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I'd like to know the truth about the increase in alcohol usage and addiction in...

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... my generation, younger generation. Very young kids, kids in school are starting to use substances, and as a safe haven, as an escape for them. And that feels very scary and dangerous. I want to know why you think kids are using this and I want to know what you think is the best way, most organic way to get people out of it. Namaskaram Nag. I like your name. Cobras have always been very dear to me. And, if you do not know this, cobra venom also is an intoxicant if it's used in a certain way. Why the need for intoxication is going up in the society. There are many reasons. One basic thing is, people are no more fighting for survival. A large segment of society has moved out of survival. When people move out of survival, they must find other areas of interest and passionate involvement. If that doesn't happen, the need for pleasure and the need for intoxication will naturally go up in that given society. This is why it's very important that even if the parents are affluent, the children should not know affluence till they come to a certain age. In this culture, even the kings send their children to gurukula, where they studied with other children. Where everybody lived with very basic needs. Because the necessary sense of discipline and involvement and engagement with life has to happen before wealth comes into somebody's life. Otherwise, wealth will become a burden that you carry on your head. And this is what is happening to this generation. And one more reason is, because these days both the parents are working largely, at an early age the needed attention, that the child needs, is not happening to the child. So naturally various deviances are taken to. And, there is not enough physical activity. When you don't enjoy the fitness of your body, then the only other thing that you will enjoy is intoxication. If you do not enjoy the vibrance and vitality of your system, then intoxication becomes the only way. And, now drugs are not only intoxication, they'll also make them feel vibrant for a few hours. So, massively the generation is moving in that way. And one more significant reason why this generation is moving towards these drugs is, in their minds the heavens that were promised are collapsing. Maybe still they're not able to articulate it very clearly. They don't have the clarity or the courage to say it. But, for a long time we have managed people, saying that if you abstain from all these things, in heaven all of this will be available in huge quantities. Now heavens are collapsing so they're trying to drink it up right here. So like this there are many aspects. Fundamentally, there is no need for an individual human being to physically strive for his survival. That itself makes the need for intoxication more.

September 2, 2020

4:00

How to choose the best career option?

Transcript: For every one of you, your life is precious, isn't it? Hello? It's a precious life. If something is precious, where do you want to invest this life? Into what do you want to invest this precious life? If this is a worthless life throw it somewhere. If this is a precious life, what do you want to invest this life into? If you look at it this way, you will find something truly worthwhile to do. If you...

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... think in terms of, how to earn a living, how to get this kind of thing, that kind of thing, then you will do something silly that you will regret for the rest of your life. Most people are a regret. That's why they are going around joylessly because they're not doing what they want to do. They're not creating what really matters to them. They're doing something for a living. Earning a living is not a big deal for a human being. Every creature, every worm, insect, bird, animal, is earning their living, isn't it so? With such a big brain, what is a big deal about earning a living? But, unfortunately, because of 10-20 generations of poverty in this country, because of external occupations and invations and stuff. Because of that people have gotten into this mood, how to earn a living, how to earn a living. Parents are constantly grilling their children, how will you earn your living? With such a big brain, when an earthworm can earn its living, such a big brain, is earning a living an issue? No. What is it that you're going to create? This precious life, where are you going to invest it? Are you going to invest in something that's truly worthwhile? Or are you going to throw it away as a worthless thing? This is the important thing. So, one thing that every young person should do is, without the influence of the peers of your own age group, without the influence of your professors and your parents, without any kind of influence, somewhere you must stay by yourself. At least for 2-3 days. And look at it. What is it that I want to invest this precious life into. What is it that will be worthwhile today, and worthwhile after 50 years for me to invest myself into? You invest your life into that. Whatever it is. However small, big, it doesn't matter. If you see that this is something truly worthwhile and you invest your life in that, this will be a life of fulfilment.

Transcript: For every one of you, your life is precious, isn't it? Hello? It's a precious life. If something is precious,...

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... where do you want to invest this life? Into what do you want to invest this precious life? If this is a worthless life throw it somewhere. If this is a precious life, what do you want to invest this life into? If you look at it this way, you will find something truly worthwhile to do. If you think in terms of, how to earn a living, how to get this kind of thing, that kind of thing, then you will do something silly that you will regret for the rest of your life. Most people are a regret. That's why they are going around joylessly because they're not doing what they want to do. They're not creating what really matters to them. They're doing something for a living. Earning a living is not a big deal for a human being. Every creature, every worm, insect, bird, animal, is earning their living, isn't it so? With such a big brain, what is a big deal about earning a living? But, unfortunately, because of 10-20 generations of poverty in this country, because of external occupations and invations and stuff. Because of that people have gotten into this mood, how to earn a living, how to earn a living. Parents are constantly grilling their children, how will you earn your living? With such a big brain, when an earthworm can earn its living, such a big brain, is earning a living an issue? No. What is it that you're going to create? This precious life, where are you going to invest it? Are you going to invest in something that's truly worthwhile? Or are you going to throw it away as a worthless thing? This is the important thing. So, one thing that every young person should do is, without the influence of the peers of your own age group, without the influence of your professors and your parents, without any kind of influence, somewhere you must stay by yourself. At least for 2-3 days. And look at it. What is it that I want to invest this precious life into. What is it that will be worthwhile today, and worthwhile after 50 years for me to invest myself into? You invest your life into that. Whatever it is. However small, big, it doesn't matter. If you see that this is something truly worthwhile and you invest your life in that, this will be a life of fulfilment.

August 31, 2020

3:13

What is the one hope to cling to when you are fully shattered?

Transcript: When he's fully shattered, what can he do? The question is, do you want to allow yourself to be full shattered? That's the question. And many things that don't work out in your early life, you will see later on, it is a great blessing. Even if you're put through the most horrible situations, either you can come out, using that experience, as a better human being, or you can use the experience to become...

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... a horrible mess. So whenever something hurts you, there are two options - you can either become wounded, or you can become wise. This is the choice. The more things hurt you early on in your life, the wiser you should have become, isn't it? But unfortunately, most people become wounded. This is simply because they just need an excuse to turn their own intelligence against themselves. That's all. Especially if the world around you turns against you, is it not very, very important that your intelligence stands up for you?

Transcript: When he's fully shattered, what can he do? The question is, do you want to allow yourself to be full...

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... shattered? That's the question. And many things that don't work out in your early life, you will see later on, it is a great blessing. Even if you're put through the most horrible situations, either you can come out, using that experience, as a better human being, or you can use the experience to become a horrible mess. So whenever something hurts you, there are two options - you can either become wounded, or you can become wise. This is the choice. The more things hurt you early on in your life, the wiser you should have become, isn't it? But unfortunately, most people become wounded. This is simply because they just need an excuse to turn their own intelligence against themselves. That's all. Especially if the world around you turns against you, is it not very, very important that your intelligence stands up for you?

August 25, 2020

1:36

Youth – This mistake will cost you for the rest of your life!

Transcript: In India, the mango farmers have some wisdom in their lives. I've been a mango farmer in the past. Just after 12-14 months after planting. If it's a well crafted land, within 14 months flowers will come when the season comes. First thing we do is, we pluck off the flowers. If you leave it, a few mangoes will come. But we will take it off. Next season again the flowers come, we'll take it off. We will...

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... wait for the plant to grow, because we know. If the fruit comes out of that plant, that plant will never grow into a full-fledged tree. It will not bear as much fruit as it could, if it bears too early. So this is something youth must remember. Don't try to live too early. This is the time where you build yourself. In body, in mind, in competence, in capability. You build yourself. Time to live will come. If you live too early, then you will see you will not live a full-fledged life. So right now, we have imported this from Western societies. By the time you're 14, you must have a boyfriend or a girlfriend. By the time you're 18, you have had three heartbreaks. Where the hell are you focusing on building yourself? These things are taking so much time. And energy. Build yourself up well, if you want to live well. So, there is a certain time to grow, and there is a certain time to live. If you live too early, you will not grow. And if you don't grow, the scale and scope of your life will be very limited. That should not happen to you.

Transcript: In India, the mango farmers have some wisdom in their lives. I've been a mango farmer in the past. Just...

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... after 12-14 months after planting. If it's a well crafted land, within 14 months flowers will come when the season comes. First thing we do is, we pluck off the flowers. If you leave it, a few mangoes will come. But we will take it off. Next season again the flowers come, we'll take it off. We will wait for the plant to grow, because we know. If the fruit comes out of that plant, that plant will never grow into a full-fledged tree. It will not bear as much fruit as it could, if it bears too early. So this is something youth must remember. Don't try to live too early. This is the time where you build yourself. In body, in mind, in competence, in capability. You build yourself. Time to live will come. If you live too early, then you will see you will not live a full-fledged life. So right now, we have imported this from Western societies. By the time you're 14, you must have a boyfriend or a girlfriend. By the time you're 18, you have had three heartbreaks. Where the hell are you focusing on building yourself? These things are taking so much time. And energy. Build yourself up well, if you want to live well. So, there is a certain time to grow, and there is a certain time to live. If you live too early, you will not grow. And if you don't grow, the scale and scope of your life will be very limited. That should not happen to you.

August 22, 2020

2:14

How to choose your career? Do you want to make a living or make a life?

Transcript: So one thing that all of you should do, before you make big decisions in your life, is withdraw from this pressures of peers, professors, parents, everybody. Just spend three days to one week by yourself. Look at it, what is it that you really want to do. Not under pressure from other people. What does this life want to do. Do that. It doesn't matter what other people think about it. When it comes...

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... to what you want to do, you must think clearly. It's very important. Thinking clearly means, the question is not about what will get me this, what will get me that. Is your life precious to you? All of you, I'm asking. Your life, is it precious to you? So before you invest this life into something, you must look, whether today if I invest my life into this, after 25 years, will it still mean a lot to me? After 50 years, will it still mean a lot to me? At the end of my life, I turn back and I look, will I be proud of this? Or will I be ashamed of what I'm doing right now? Doesn't matter what other people say. But you should not do anything that you will feel ashamed of. Isn't it so? It doesn't matter, people say so many things. Everybody has an opinion, it's their business. But you don't do something that you will feel ashamed of, isn't it? Then you're turning against yourself. Somebody turns against you, you can leave them and go somewhere else. If you turn against yourself, you'll have to live with it forever. So, this is all you have to look at it. Something will get you money, something will get you comfort. That's not the point. What you choose to do, will it give you a life? When I say, give you a life, are you just trying to make a living or are you trying to make a life out of this? It's important. Making a living is not an issue. A worm, an insect, a bird, an animal, all of them are making their life, making a living, isn't it so? They're even making a life out of it. But definitely they're making a living. So making a living with such a big brain is not an issue. Earning your food is not an issue. Making a living is not an issue. Only problem is, you want to live like somebody else. That's an endless problem. I want to live, is not a problem. I want to live like you, this is a problem. So, it is important, if you consider your life as a precious life, you must make sure you make a wonderful life out of this. Whatever opens up in that direction, that is the thing you should do.

Transcript: So one thing that all of you should do, before you make big decisions in your life, is withdraw from...

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... this pressures of peers, professors, parents, everybody. Just spend three days to one week by yourself. Look at it, what is it that you really want to do. Not under pressure from other people. What does this life want to do. Do that. It doesn't matter what other people think about it. When it comes to what you want to do, you must think clearly. It's very important. Thinking clearly means, the question is not about what will get me this, what will get me that. Is your life precious to you? All of you, I'm asking. Your life, is it precious to you? So before you invest this life into something, you must look, whether today if I invest my life into this, after 25 years, will it still mean a lot to me? After 50 years, will it still mean a lot to me? At the end of my life, I turn back and I look, will I be proud of this? Or will I be ashamed of what I'm doing right now? Doesn't matter what other people say. But you should not do anything that you will feel ashamed of. Isn't it so? It doesn't matter, people say so many things. Everybody has an opinion, it's their business. But you don't do something that you will feel ashamed of, isn't it? Then you're turning against yourself. Somebody turns against you, you can leave them and go somewhere else. If you turn against yourself, you'll have to live with it forever. So, this is all you have to look at it. Something will get you money, something will get you comfort. That's not the point. What you choose to do, will it give you a life? When I say, give you a life, are you just trying to make a living or are you trying to make a life out of this? It's important. Making a living is not an issue. A worm, an insect, a bird, an animal, all of them are making their life, making a living, isn't it so? They're even making a life out of it. But definitely they're making a living. So making a living with such a big brain is not an issue. Earning your food is not an issue. Making a living is not an issue. Only problem is, you want to live like somebody else. That's an endless problem. I want to live, is not a problem. I want to live like you, this is a problem. So, it is important, if you consider your life as a precious life, you must make sure you make a wonderful life out of this. Whatever opens up in that direction, that is the thing you should do.

August 16, 2020

3:10

What is the right age to get into sexually oriented relationships

Transcript: Now, you need to understand that this is a time of your life when you're at the highest level of energy. At this stage in your life, if you create a certain focus and balance within yourself, this energy will translate into something fantastic. But at this stage in your life if you do not bring focus and balance and you earn it, let's say when you're 40-45, you will not have the same energy. This is...

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... something that youth don't understand. That they think this level of energy will be there all your life. No, no, no. It will pass. It is just a question of 8 to 12 to 15 years maximum. From the age of 14 to 30, there is a certain upsurge of energy. At this time, if you learn how to manage this, keep a balance and focus to your life. You bring a focus to your life, this life will function and play at a higher level of life. If you don't bring those things and you're in a hurry to live, then you will see it becomes an uphill task. Not that you won't make it at all, you may make it. But unnecessary struggles through life. So it's individual choice. If somebody has such a strong compulsion, they may go for it. Don't make it a trend. That if you're in a college you must have a body-based relationship. Not necessary. So, essentially you're asking, at what age should I go into sexually oriented relationships. Is that what you're asking? But I think, it'll be, you'll be doing a great service to yourself and to the world if you remove this boyfriend-girlfriend business and call it something else. Call them your, what? Romance, or your love affair, or whatever. Because friend, the word friend must be released from the body. It's very important. Otherwise friendships won't happen. Everybody will be like this because if I say you're my friend, she's afraid. Unnecessarily, isn't it? If I say she's my friend, she will fear, what is he upto? How is he my friend? Release the word friend from the body. It's very important. Let friendships happen all over. Well, body-based relationships happens with another individual. That's different, that's your choice. At what age? See, when you're in education, if you don't take charge of these instruments at this stage in your life, believe me, your own body, your own mind will trip you in so many ways right through your life. You won't ride them, they will ride you. That should not happen. At this stage in your life, let the focus fundamentally be on, how to grow yourself to the best possible place within yourself. Don't be in a hurry to live. Living will happen a little later. If you live too early, you will not live too well. Don't try to live too early. I'm not a moralistic person to tell you, do this, don't do this. If somebody has such a compulsive need, they can do it. But everybody need not make it a trend that if you're in college, you must have a sexually oriented relationship with somebody. There is no compulsion like that. There is no such rule that it must be so.

Transcript: Now, you need to understand that this is a time of your life when you're at the highest level of energy....

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... At this stage in your life, if you create a certain focus and balance within yourself, this energy will translate into something fantastic. But at this stage in your life if you do not bring focus and balance and you earn it, let's say when you're 40-45, you will not have the same energy. This is something that youth don't understand. That they think this level of energy will be there all your life. No, no, no. It will pass. It is just a question of 8 to 12 to 15 years maximum. From the age of 14 to 30, there is a certain upsurge of energy. At this time, if you learn how to manage this, keep a balance and focus to your life. You bring a focus to your life, this life will function and play at a higher level of life. If you don't bring those things and you're in a hurry to live, then you will see it becomes an uphill task. Not that you won't make it at all, you may make it. But unnecessary struggles through life. So it's individual choice. If somebody has such a strong compulsion, they may go for it. Don't make it a trend. That if you're in a college you must have a body-based relationship. Not necessary. So, essentially you're asking, at what age should I go into sexually oriented relationships. Is that what you're asking? But I think, it'll be, you'll be doing a great service to yourself and to the world if you remove this boyfriend-girlfriend business and call it something else. Call them your, what? Romance, or your love affair, or whatever. Because friend, the word friend must be released from the body. It's very important. Otherwise friendships won't happen. Everybody will be like this because if I say you're my friend, she's afraid. Unnecessarily, isn't it? If I say she's my friend, she will fear, what is he upto? How is he my friend? Release the word friend from the body. It's very important. Let friendships happen all over. Well, body-based relationships happens with another individual. That's different, that's your choice. At what age? See, when you're in education, if you don't take charge of these instruments at this stage in your life, believe me, your own body, your own mind will trip you in so many ways right through your life. You won't ride them, they will ride you. That should not happen. At this stage in your life, let the focus fundamentally be on, how to grow yourself to the best possible place within yourself. Don't be in a hurry to live. Living will happen a little later. If you live too early, you will not live too well. Don't try to live too early. I'm not a moralistic person to tell you, do this, don't do this. If somebody has such a compulsive need, they can do it. But everybody need not make it a trend that if you're in college, you must have a sexually oriented relationship with somebody. There is no compulsion like that. There is no such rule that it must be so.

August 2, 2020

3:48

Are you confused about taking a decision? What is right and wrong?

Transcript: You're creating such a level of conflict within yourself for every simple thing. That you think you could always be doing something wrong, something wrong, something wrong. Well, joyfully do something wrong. It's okay. Hello? Nobody knows really whether they're doing the right thing or the wrong thing. Do they know for 100%? No. So don't bother yourself too much about is this right, is this wrong....

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... It is just that when you do something, is this bringing well being to me and everybody around me? That's all your concern is. People who think they're always right, they're terrible people. You produce tyrance out of this. I am always right, I made all the right decisions in my life. This is a tyrant, this is not a human being. It becomes a very ugly human being who does everything right. You don't have to do right things, just be a little more human. Just make sure when you do something, it's good for you and good for everybody around you. That's all. It is right, it is wrong, who is to decide. If it's bringing well being to everybody, it is the right thing, isn't it? Nobody can decide what is right and what is wrong because for thousand years they have debated the same things and nobody has come to a conclusion as to what is right and wrong. And people who believe they're doing the right things, they did the most horrendous things to each other, always. So instead of looking at right and wrong, which is a consequence of morality in which you believe, why don't you awaken the humanity within you? Why don't you become a living humanity? Humanity means just this, already we spoke about this. Animal nature means fixing boundaries. Human nature means expanding or including everybody into your boundaries because this is a natural longing. Wherever you are, you want to be something more, something more. What is this? This is because your intelligence has come to a place where it doesn't like boundaries. It wants to expand. This is human nature. Human nature is naturally inclusive. Animal nature is exclusive, it wants to fix boundaries. So instead of being in boundaries of right and wrong, even if somebody's wrong, let's include them and do the best we can. Because the moment you think, I'm doing all the right things, those, everybody looks wrong in your life. See, please sincerely address this and see. Most people are in this condition. Except themselves, everybody is wrong somewhere. If everybody is wrong and only you're right, it's a sign of madness. It is not a sign of being right.

Transcript: You're creating such a level of conflict within yourself for every simple thing. That you think you could...

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... always be doing something wrong, something wrong, something wrong. Well, joyfully do something wrong. It's okay. Hello? Nobody knows really whether they're doing the right thing or the wrong thing. Do they know for 100%? No. So don't bother yourself too much about is this right, is this wrong. It is just that when you do something, is this bringing well being to me and everybody around me? That's all your concern is. People who think they're always right, they're terrible people. You produce tyrance out of this. I am always right, I made all the right decisions in my life. This is a tyrant, this is not a human being. It becomes a very ugly human being who does everything right. You don't have to do right things, just be a little more human. Just make sure when you do something, it's good for you and good for everybody around you. That's all. It is right, it is wrong, who is to decide. If it's bringing well being to everybody, it is the right thing, isn't it? Nobody can decide what is right and what is wrong because for thousand years they have debated the same things and nobody has come to a conclusion as to what is right and wrong. And people who believe they're doing the right things, they did the most horrendous things to each other, always. So instead of looking at right and wrong, which is a consequence of morality in which you believe, why don't you awaken the humanity within you? Why don't you become a living humanity? Humanity means just this, already we spoke about this. Animal nature means fixing boundaries. Human nature means expanding or including everybody into your boundaries because this is a natural longing. Wherever you are, you want to be something more, something more. What is this? This is because your intelligence has come to a place where it doesn't like boundaries. It wants to expand. This is human nature. Human nature is naturally inclusive. Animal nature is exclusive, it wants to fix boundaries. So instead of being in boundaries of right and wrong, even if somebody's wrong, let's include them and do the best we can. Because the moment you think, I'm doing all the right things, those, everybody looks wrong in your life. See, please sincerely address this and see. Most people are in this condition. Except themselves, everybody is wrong somewhere. If everybody is wrong and only you're right, it's a sign of madness. It is not a sign of being right.

July 23, 2020

3:13

Solution to alarming rise in health issues in urban young women

Transcript: At a young age, if a girl gathers abdominal fat, she's asking for it. There's simply no two ways about it. Hows onn or how late depends on various genetic and other aspects of life. But once abdominal fat gathers, then a young woman is definitely inviting trouble for herself. It'll come. Not enough activity, physical activity I mean. They may be working in office, that doesn't mean anything because...

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... that's not physical enough. If you're working in a field, that would be different. I think the problems that you're mentioning, largely are happening in urban women. Simply because their physical activity, even if they excercise, it's half an hour, one hour in the morning, rest of the time they're sitting, sitting, sitting. So because of this, there is not enough activity in that region. That's one reason. Another thing is reproductive process is not made use of, that's another reason. So if you're not using your reproduction process, that is, you're not bearing a child before you're 21 years of age, it's very very important that you must do Hatha Yoga. If you do gym, if you run, if you do this and that. Run, to some extent. But if it is gyming and doing muscles and you're looking fit. That's not good. You must do intense Hatha Yoga. In today's world, the way the society is structured, the way that many aspects of life have arranged itself, women have to care much more about their health than men. Simply because nature has invested a very elaborate reproductive system in a woman. We were all born out of a woman's womb. So there was an elaborate system inside. Normally, if you look back, they would start using reproductory system by the age, they were 15, 16. It was put to use probably throughout their life. At least throughout their reproductive life, in some way it was put to use. If a woman had 6, or 7, or 8 children in her lifetime, most probably it was spread out throughout. So reproductory organs were used in a certain way. Because of that, she did not have those issues as they have today. Another reason is, both men and women, of course, were working hard physically. Physical work. Because of physical work, there never was any fat around the abdomen. Another dimension of this is also, urban young women these days, a lot of them are very disturbed about something or the other. At one time only your family, or your children, or your husband, or your immediate friends, disturbed you. Now you have friendship across the globe, and just about anybody can freak you anytime. So just a message is enough that you worry about it for next three days. For whatever reasons, I don't want to blame it on any one thing. It has become a norm that everybody must be stressed. So this also can be very easily handled. The basic body chemistry can be brought to such a level of balance within you if you do the right kind of yoga.

Transcript: At a young age, if a girl gathers abdominal fat, she's asking for it. There's simply no two ways about...

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... it. Hows onn or how late depends on various genetic and other aspects of life. But once abdominal fat gathers, then a young woman is definitely inviting trouble for herself. It'll come. Not enough activity, physical activity I mean. They may be working in office, that doesn't mean anything because that's not physical enough. If you're working in a field, that would be different. I think the problems that you're mentioning, largely are happening in urban women. Simply because their physical activity, even if they excercise, it's half an hour, one hour in the morning, rest of the time they're sitting, sitting, sitting. So because of this, there is not enough activity in that region. That's one reason. Another thing is reproductive process is not made use of, that's another reason. So if you're not using your reproduction process, that is, you're not bearing a child before you're 21 years of age, it's very very important that you must do Hatha Yoga. If you do gym, if you run, if you do this and that. Run, to some extent. But if it is gyming and doing muscles and you're looking fit. That's not good. You must do intense Hatha Yoga. In today's world, the way the society is structured, the way that many aspects of life have arranged itself, women have to care much more about their health than men. Simply because nature has invested a very elaborate reproductive system in a woman. We were all born out of a woman's womb. So there was an elaborate system inside. Normally, if you look back, they would start using reproductory system by the age, they were 15, 16. It was put to use probably throughout their life. At least throughout their reproductive life, in some way it was put to use. If a woman had 6, or 7, or 8 children in her lifetime, most probably it was spread out throughout. So reproductory organs were used in a certain way. Because of that, she did not have those issues as they have today. Another reason is, both men and women, of course, were working hard physically. Physical work. Because of physical work, there never was any fat around the abdomen. Another dimension of this is also, urban young women these days, a lot of them are very disturbed about something or the other. At one time only your family, or your children, or your husband, or your immediate friends, disturbed you. Now you have friendship across the globe, and just about anybody can freak you anytime. So just a message is enough that you worry about it for next three days. For whatever reasons, I don't want to blame it on any one thing. It has become a norm that everybody must be stressed. So this also can be very easily handled. The basic body chemistry can be brought to such a level of balance within you if you do the right kind of yoga.

July 17, 2020

3:54

Do we need to match horoscopes?

Transcript: Hello, this is Sumona Chakravarti. Namaskaram Sadhguru. Sadhguru, I want to know the truth about astrology. I mean I know it is a science, but you know when one has to match horoscopes before a wedding. Or a Manglik girl who is supposed to wed a tree first, you know, before she marries the guy. Or the fact that, you know one has to wear particular stones to help various things in life. So what is the...

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... truth about it? What is the reality of it all? I mean, because it is very confusing to our generation to understand because either we rebel, or you know, succumb to parental pressure. So if you could help us understand the truth about it, it would be wonderful. Thank you so much. Pranam. Namaskaram Sumona. Well, I like this idea of marrying a tree. I'm married to trees, you know. I think it's a good idea. Very stable partner, rooted. In today's life, getting somebody so rooted is a rare thing. It's a really great idea. See, horoscopes are being matched. What it means is stars are being matched. But how do you match these two idiots, it's impossible. Nobody can match these two idiots. Only if they take responsibility for each other, if they show some sense of involvement and invest their lives in each other then something wonderful may happen. If you match them, doesn't matter how you match them, nothing is going to work out. This is why for most people, all love affairs and marriages are beautiful only for some time. After that it's one big anxiety, or non-stop friction. Simply because people are trying to match each other. You cannot match people. No two human beings are same, it will not work that way. It is just that if you hold the other person's well being above your own, then you will find everything works out. If your life is about extracting happiness from somebody else, you will see it will become bitter over a period of time. If your life is about sharing the joy that you are, then everything will work out. It doesn't matter what the stars say. Anyway, stars can speak what they want. Once you come here as a human being, you are supposed to create this life. This is the only creature on the planet who can structure its own life. If you want to give that up and allow inanimate things like planets and stars to decide the future of who you are, it's a tragic way to exist. So please, you and whoever else is influenced by you, please tell them to take their lives into their hands. It doesn't matter. And how silly is it that a third person, that you do not know, is going to tell you whether you will live happily or not with your husband or your wife. How vulgar is that. Take up this responsibility in your hand. It doesn't matter what kind of fool you marry, you take up the responsibility that you will live well. And that's the only way you will live well.

Transcript: Hello, this is Sumona Chakravarti. Namaskaram Sadhguru. Sadhguru, I want to know the truth about astrology....

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... I mean I know it is a science, but you know when one has to match horoscopes before a wedding. Or a Manglik girl who is supposed to wed a tree first, you know, before she marries the guy. Or the fact that, you know one has to wear particular stones to help various things in life. So what is the truth about it? What is the reality of it all? I mean, because it is very confusing to our generation to understand because either we rebel, or you know, succumb to parental pressure. So if you could help us understand the truth about it, it would be wonderful. Thank you so much. Pranam. Namaskaram Sumona. Well, I like this idea of marrying a tree. I'm married to trees, you know. I think it's a good idea. Very stable partner, rooted. In today's life, getting somebody so rooted is a rare thing. It's a really great idea. See, horoscopes are being matched. What it means is stars are being matched. But how do you match these two idiots, it's impossible. Nobody can match these two idiots. Only if they take responsibility for each other, if they show some sense of involvement and invest their lives in each other then something wonderful may happen. If you match them, doesn't matter how you match them, nothing is going to work out. This is why for most people, all love affairs and marriages are beautiful only for some time. After that it's one big anxiety, or non-stop friction. Simply because people are trying to match each other. You cannot match people. No two human beings are same, it will not work that way. It is just that if you hold the other person's well being above your own, then you will find everything works out. If your life is about extracting happiness from somebody else, you will see it will become bitter over a period of time. If your life is about sharing the joy that you are, then everything will work out. It doesn't matter what the stars say. Anyway, stars can speak what they want. Once you come here as a human being, you are supposed to create this life. This is the only creature on the planet who can structure its own life. If you want to give that up and allow inanimate things like planets and stars to decide the future of who you are, it's a tragic way to exist. So please, you and whoever else is influenced by you, please tell them to take their lives into their hands. It doesn't matter. And how silly is it that a third person, that you do not know, is going to tell you whether you will live happily or not with your husband or your wife. How vulgar is that. Take up this responsibility in your hand. It doesn't matter what kind of fool you marry, you take up the responsibility that you will live well. And that's the only way you will live well.

July 12, 2020

3:57

Is technology a boon or a curse for the youth?

Transcript: Technology is a great facilitator. It can never be against us, if it is in the right hands. So what we need to train is the hands that use it. Not to tame the technology, let the technology go unbridled. It's we human beings who have to know how much of what to do. For this we need a conscious approach to life. Not just with the use of technology but with every aspect of life. How we breathe, how we...

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... walk, how we sit, how we stand. If this becomes a conscious process, then technology is a great boon. Everybody can use it to enhance their work. Whatever they are doing. I'm sure you're enjoying the benefits of technology in filmmaking. And as I said earlier, I am enjoying the benefits of technology even as a spiritual teacher. Are our youth getting distracted by the gadgets? Those who are distracted, they will always be distracted by something or the other. Maybe they were busy getting distracted with what is local. Now their distraction is global. But the problem is of compulsiveness. We have to bring this into our youth, into our children and the adults also. That we don't conduct this life compulsively, but we bring a certain dimension of a conscious way of functioning. How we eat, how we sit, how we stand, how we function. Everything. If it becomes conscious, our use of gadgets also will become a conscious process. So let us make our youth into a conscious living force. Not complaining about the wonderful miracles that technology is offering to us.

Transcript: Technology is a great facilitator. It can never be against us, if it is in the right hands. So what we...

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... need to train is the hands that use it. Not to tame the technology, let the technology go unbridled. It's we human beings who have to know how much of what to do. For this we need a conscious approach to life. Not just with the use of technology but with every aspect of life. How we breathe, how we walk, how we sit, how we stand. If this becomes a conscious process, then technology is a great boon. Everybody can use it to enhance their work. Whatever they are doing. I'm sure you're enjoying the benefits of technology in filmmaking. And as I said earlier, I am enjoying the benefits of technology even as a spiritual teacher. Are our youth getting distracted by the gadgets? Those who are distracted, they will always be distracted by something or the other. Maybe they were busy getting distracted with what is local. Now their distraction is global. But the problem is of compulsiveness. We have to bring this into our youth, into our children and the adults also. That we don't conduct this life compulsively, but we bring a certain dimension of a conscious way of functioning. How we eat, how we sit, how we stand, how we function. Everything. If it becomes conscious, our use of gadgets also will become a conscious process. So let us make our youth into a conscious living force. Not complaining about the wonderful miracles that technology is offering to us.

July 5, 2020

2:17

If You Get Everything You Ever Wanted – What Next?

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's Youth & Truth series of conversation at Universities, a student asks Sadhguru - "My question is, suppose humanity makes it past it's very tumultuous phase we are in right now - what would we do. If we reach an ideal society, where everyone is peaceful and together, what would our 'end-game' be, what would we strive towards?". In response, Sadhguru asks him - "If everything...

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... you can dream of, I got for you right now - what do you want now?" In this captivating talk, Sadhguru shares his wisdom on many topics, especially for the youth. He tells us that, we can not manage time, rather we should manage our energies. Sadhguru also shares why it is not sensible to have drugs and other substances.

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's Youth & Truth series of conversation at Universities, a student asks Sadhguru...

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... - "My question is, suppose humanity makes it past it's very tumultuous phase we are in right now - what would we do. If we reach an ideal society, where everyone is peaceful and together, what would our 'end-game' be, what would we strive towards?". In response, Sadhguru asks him - "If everything you can dream of, I got for you right now - what do you want now?" In this captivating talk, Sadhguru shares his wisdom on many topics, especially for the youth. He tells us that, we can not manage time, rather we should manage our energies. Sadhguru also shares why it is not sensible to have drugs and other substances.

March 18, 2020

18:23

How to avoid the suede seduction of doing drugs and alcohol – it’s so “cool”

Synopsis: As part of the Youth & Truth series of conversation, a student at the University of Toronto asks Sadhguru, "How do we counterbalance the power of social structures put on by popular culture. It feels like it sometimes holds youth in ignorance and has them carry out a suede perception of self-worth, and can also lead people to destructive behaviors, like drugs and alcohol because its so "cool"....

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... It is impossible to escape. What do we do?". This is a must watch talk for all teenagers and young adults. Sadhguru tells that we need not look at it through a moral lens of right and wrong. Instead we should see what is it that will enhance our lives, and what is it that will limit or lower that possibility.

Synopsis: As part of the Youth & Truth series of conversation, a student at the University of Toronto asks...

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... Sadhguru, "How do we counterbalance the power of social structures put on by popular culture. It feels like it sometimes holds youth in ignorance and has them carry out a suede perception of self-worth, and can also lead people to destructive behaviors, like drugs and alcohol because its so "cool". It is impossible to escape. What do we do?". This is a must watch talk for all teenagers and young adults. Sadhguru tells that we need not look at it through a moral lens of right and wrong. Instead we should see what is it that will enhance our lives, and what is it that will limit or lower that possibility.

March 11, 2020

6:30

How To Convince My Parents For An Inter-Caste Marriage?

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about the basis on caste system in India, and why people preferred marrying within the same caste. He also shares about how he got married, and how he announced it to everyone!

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about the basis on caste system in India, and why people preferred marrying within...

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... the same caste. He also shares about how he got married, and how he announced it to everyone!

January 4, 2020

5:56

How to revolutionize child learning?

Synopsis: The education systems across the world encourage and reward memory. How well one can remember facts, figures and data determines how smart you are. Unfortunately, memory is no substitute for intelligence. Rapid advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence will make current education systems redundant and obsolete. It's time to not just change but transform how we educate our children....

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... While addressing a gathering of All India School Principal's annual event, Sadhguru elaborates top 5 changes to bring about a revolution in education. A must watch for every concerned parent, teacher and educationist.

Synopsis: The education systems across the world encourage and reward memory. How well one can remember facts,...

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... figures and data determines how smart you are. Unfortunately, memory is no substitute for intelligence. Rapid advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence will make current education systems redundant and obsolete. It's time to not just change but transform how we educate our children. While addressing a gathering of All India School Principal's annual event, Sadhguru elaborates top 5 changes to bring about a revolution in education. A must watch for every concerned parent, teacher and educationist.

November 14, 2019

13:06

What is the right age to have a boyfriend or girlfriend?

Synopsis: During a Youth and Truth event, a student asks Sadhguru - "What is the right age to have a boyfriend or a girlfriend?"Sadhguru says, today it has become like this, that when we say 'relationship', by default everyone assumes that the reference is to a body based relationship. One can have beautiful relationships without involving with your body! Sadhguru says, when you are in college, your focus should...

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... be to enhance yourself to your full potential. So unless you have a huge compulsiveness for a sexual relationship, otherwise these things will become a big diversion for you.

Synopsis: During a Youth and Truth event, a student asks Sadhguru - "What is the right age to have a boyfriend...

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... or a girlfriend?"Sadhguru says, today it has become like this, that when we say 'relationship', by default everyone assumes that the reference is to a body based relationship. One can have beautiful relationships without involving with your body! Sadhguru says, when you are in college, your focus should be to enhance yourself to your full potential. So unless you have a huge compulsiveness for a sexual relationship, otherwise these things will become a big diversion for you.

May 30, 2019

10:30

How To Resolve Conflict With Parents In Choice of Career?

Synopsis: A young man tells Sadhguru about his struggle with his father in choosing a career. Though he wanted to be a musician, his father forced him to go to college to study engineering. He asks Sadhguru - "what is my responsibility towards my parents, and by choosing to become a volunteer for something I care for, am I doing the right thing"? Sadhguru says - "There are no right things in life. If you choose...

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... something and put everything you have into it, it will become a great thing". Sadhguru tells what is the fundamental duty of children towards their parents.

Synopsis: A young man tells Sadhguru about his struggle with his father in choosing a career. Though he wanted...

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... to be a musician, his father forced him to go to college to study engineering. He asks Sadhguru - "what is my responsibility towards my parents, and by choosing to become a volunteer for something I care for, am I doing the right thing"? Sadhguru says - "There are no right things in life. If you choose something and put everything you have into it, it will become a great thing". Sadhguru tells what is the fundamental duty of children towards their parents.

December 8, 2017

9:05

Parenting Tips: How to parent a teenager

We have started looking at every situation that we cannot handle as a problem! Sadhguru says - "Whatever you cannot handle, you call a problem, rather than seeing it is only a situation and trying to equip yourself to handle it. The moment you call it a problem, unpleasantness is a natural consequence." He shared 5 simple tips for parenting a teenager. #1 Be a good friend. #2 Make them responsible. #3 Stop eulogizing helplessness. #4 Don't "own" them. Include them. #5 Do something about yourself.

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September 16, 2020

9 min read

How To Concentrate on Your Studies?

Don't look at concentrating; look at producing the best results for yourself. If you sit with a textbook, your mind is distracted. But if you watch a movie, you are totally focused. When you read a love story, or a crime thriller - you are relaxed - you not only read fast, but you remember everything that you read! But with textbooks, its always a struggle. The difference is only your level of involvement. So, fall in love with what you are studying. When you fall in love with something, you are naturally involved and focused.

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October 25, 2019

4 min read

Is there any place for spirituality in a student’s life?

While talking to students at Isha home school, Sadhguru draws a parallel between a student and a spiritual seeker as perfect match since they both are seeking answers. As long as you keep the questions in your life alive, he says, then you are naturally a spiritual seeker. He advises students to put in significant physical and spiritual sadhna at this age so that when time comes and life gives you opportunities, your body and mind does not become a constraint and you can handle uncertainity with ease.

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March 22, 2019

5 min read

How can Youth of today overcome gadget addiction?

In today's fast paced life, the Youth faces numerous issues ranging from stress to indiscriminate use of gadgets and social media. People are becoming more and more insular and loosing connect with fellow humans and family. Is technology to be blamed for the mess we have created for ourselves or are we missing something more fundamental? In an interview to Paws magazine, Sadhguru looks at various issues facing the Youth today and possible solutions so that they reap benefits from the immense possibilities that science has to offer.

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February 25, 2019

3 min read

Six Key Lessons For The Youth

In this article, Sadhguru guides us on six key aspects, especially relevant for the Youth. How to use the social media? How to live life effortlessly? How to decide whom to vote for? What is an ideal educational system? As a lawyer, is it ok to defend someone who is guilty? How to make the right choices in life?

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November 19, 2018

4 min read

Nag Ashwin – Why More Youth Today Are Consuming Alcohol and Drugs?

The survival needs of people are now taken care of - so, naturally people will look elsewhere for involvement. If they don't find anything, they will move towards more pleasure and more intoxication. Another reason is that children are not getting enough attention because both parents are working. Also, this generation does not believe in 'heaven' - so 'morality' which used to work, will not work now. The solution is, to keep children involved in sports and activities that keep them engaged with nature. They must experience the pleasures of the mind, emotion and consciousness - once that happens, then indulging in pleasures of the body will come down. And children should not know affluence till a certain age.

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September 23, 2018

6 min read

Yoga Is a Science

A scientific approach is something which has a systematic approach and is applicable to everyone. Yoga is also a science, and no other science is as largely applicable as yoga is. Yoga is a way to obliterate your boundaries and live an exuberant life. Unfortunately the yoga that people have heard today, is what has rebound from America!

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September 11, 2018

6 min read

Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore – Is Over Exposure Of Technology Destroying Youth?

Technology has made our lives easy and comfortable - but we are still complaining about it! The problem is not technology, it is just that people have not prepared themselves for the life they need to handle. Unless you make yourself capable to handle the various realities of today, you will complain. In the early years of life, the focus should be to enhance the life to a higher level of possibility. Once sufficient time is invested in inner development, handling the outside situations will be effortless.

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September 2, 2018

4 min read

Why Do People Think Yoga & Meditation is Only for the Old?

What is the right age to start yoga? We usually see only old people do yoga - the young go for running or exercise! How did Sadhguru himself get into yoga? He narrates an incidence of how he ended up doing yoga. And, how even if you do yoga for all the wrong reasons - it still works!

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June 19, 2018

4 min read

Parenting Tips: How to parent a teenager

We have started looking at every situation that we cannot handle…

September 16, 2020

9 min read

How To Concentrate on Your Studies?

Don't look at concentrating; look at producing the best results for…

October 25, 2019

4 min read

Is there any place for spirituality in a student’s life?

While talking to students at Isha home school, Sadhguru draws a…

March 22, 2019

5 min read

How can Youth of today overcome gadget addiction?

In today's fast paced life, the Youth faces numerous issues ranging…

February 25, 2019

3 min read

Six Key Lessons For The Youth

In this article, Sadhguru guides us on six key aspects, especially…

November 19, 2018

4 min read

Nag Ashwin – Why More Youth Today Are Consuming Alcohol and Drugs?

The survival needs of people are now taken care of -…

September 23, 2018

6 min read

Yoga Is a Science

A scientific approach is something which has a systematic approach and…

September 11, 2018

6 min read

Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore – Is Over Exposure Of Technology Destroying Youth?

Technology has made our lives easy and comfortable - but we…

September 2, 2018

4 min read

Why Do People Think Yoga & Meditation is Only for the Old?

What is the right age to start yoga? We usually see…

June 19, 2018

4 min read

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